RAR
RAR
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RAR for Mac

08 December 2020

RAR is a powerful terminal based archive utility.

What is RAR for Mac

RAR is a compression program offering an original algorithm. This new way to compress files provides greater efficiency, and makes smaller archives -- especially on multimedia files and archives with many files. RAR also offers self-extracting capabilities as well as disk-spanning (or multi-volumes). RAR is the official RAR archive utility for OS X (offered as a command-line utility), especially useful while reading all those alt.binaries newsgroups.

To use the RAR command-line application, place the files in any folder on your hard drive, and call the utility by typing in the full path to the application (e.g., to run from the current directory, type "./rar" or "./unrar" followed by the appropriate parameters). Typing the application name (rar or unrar) without any parameters will produce a helpful guide to each program's usage.

What's new in RAR

Version 6.0.0:
  • "Ignore" and "Ignore All" options are added to read error prompt. "Ignore" allows to continue processing with already read file part only and "Ignore All" does it for all future read errors
  • For example, if you archive a file, which portion is locked by another process, and if "Ignore" is selected in read error prompt, only a part of file preceding the unreadable region will be saved into archive
  • It can help to avoid interrupting lengthy archiving operations, though be aware that files archived with "Ignore" are incomplete
  • If switch -y is specified, "Ignore" is applied to all files by default
  • Previosuly available "Retry" and "Quit" options are still present in read error prompt as well
  • Exit code 12 is returned in case of read errors. This code is returned for all options in the read error prompt, including a newly introduced "Ignore" option
  • Previously more common fatal error code 2 was returned for read errors
  • New -ad2 switch places extracted files directly to archive's own folder. Unlike -ad1, it does not create a separate subfolder for each unpacked archive
  • When unpacking a part of files from solid volume set, RAR attempts to skip volumes in the beginning and start extraction from volume closest to specified file and with reset solid statistics
  • By default RAR resets the solid statistics in the beginning of large enough solid volumes where possible. For such volumes extracting a part of files from the middle of volume set can be faster now
  • It does not affect performance when all archived files are unpacked
  • Previously RAR automatically resorted to extracting from first volume, when user started extraction from non-first volume and first volume was available. Now RAR does so only if all volumes between first and specified are also available
  • Switch -idn hides archived names output in archiving, extraction and some other commands. Other messages and total percentage are not affected
  • You can use this switch to reduce visual clutter and console output overhead when archiving or extracting a lot of small files
  • Minor visual artifacts, such as percentage indicator overwriting few last characters of error messages, are possible with -idn
  • Switch -mci is removed. Optimized compression of Itanium executables is not supported anymore. RAR still can decompress already existing archives utilizing Itanium executable compression
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Mcr
Mcr
Sep 27 2019
5.71
1.0
Sep 27 2019
1.0
Version: 5.71
It's 2019...and asking $29 for CLI utility that ONLY handles RAR? There are GUI compression/uncompression programs that handle multiple formats for same or less $$ and even free (Keka,). I usually have a Windows Virtual Machine running all the time, and even prefer using the free utility 7-Zip which handles anything. If nothing else, this company should switch to a multi-platform license, i.e. buy a license, good for any platform (Win, Mac, Linux), as long as owned by same user.
1ness
1ness
Sep 14 2018
5.60
3.0
Sep 14 2018
3.0
Version: 5.60
I have to agree with most comments here. I've bought WinRAR on Windows ages ago and love it (recommended it to lots of people as well).. Will purchase a license for macOS as soon as it comes with proper GUI. Meanwhile only 3 stars from me. For now will keep using "The Archive Browser".
Derekcurrie
Derekcurrie
Sep 14 2018
5.60
1.0
Sep 14 2018
1.0
Version: 5.60
Try again when you have a GUI. RAR is very good and very useful. But having to bother with CLI crap is NOT. When the price of WinRAR is exactly the same AND it has a GUI, foisting CLI crap at Mac users is lazy, insulting and stupid.
Bluehour77
Bluehour77
Sep 7 2012
4.20
4.5
Sep 7 2012
4.5
Version: 4.20
simply ... love it!
bluehour73
bluehour73
Mar 29 2012
4.11
5.0
Mar 29 2012
5.0
Version: 4.11
Love this app, have been using it since v1 or 2, does its job efficiently without fuss. For those who complain about it CLI, go and learn some basic unix and enjoy it. I can see how it may not appeal to the facebook generation though....
hous
hous
Mar 20 2012
4.11
1.0
Mar 20 2012
1.0
Version: 4.11
There is a GUI (graphical interface) at http://www.macstarfish.pwp.blueyonder.co.uk/rarme.html (RarMe 0.2 is developed for use on OS X 10.3, but works fine on 10.2. It just won't look as pretty) ???
Gn-0000
Gn-0000
Jul 23 2011
4.0.1b1
0.5
Jul 23 2011
0.5
Version: 4.0.1b1
It is really a joke. It wouldn't multi-thread on multi CPU cores system!!! Oh my God! It only draws 1 CPU core to work in my 12 cores Westmere Mac Pro!!! Jesus Crisis. We are no longer to work on a 80386 computer! Why no multi-threading support?!! It takes 5 hours to complete the job of compressing 50GB iso files into multi-segmented far files! it actually does not stick to our era!
Antoinesynopsis
Antoinesynopsis
May 10 2011
4.0.1b1
1.0
May 10 2011
1.0
Version: 4.0.1b1
No graphical interface and it costs 29 $ ?!! It's a joke ?!
Gary-box
Gary-box
Feb 4 2010
3.9.2 beta 1
0.0
Feb 4 2010
0.0
Version: 3.9.2 beta 1
I use Unrar. Much better and free
M2k
M2k
Dec 31 2009
3.9.1
0.0
Dec 31 2009
0.0
Version: 3.9.1
I think this is another case of MAC users being neglected by software companies who prioritise Windows versions. If they want to charge MAC users the same money as Windows users they should give MAC users the same product, not some outdated basic version over and over again. Lets face it, WinRAR / RAR is not exactly a top-end piece of software with major complexities in developing and supplying a GUI front-end for MAC users, it seems the developers are plain lazy and cannot be bothered to give their users / customers what they want.
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